President and Chief Operating Officer
Christopher Crane is President and Chief Operating Officer of Exelon Corporation and President of Exelon Generation.
Mr Crane has worked in the nuclear industry for more than 30 years. He joined Exelon (then ComEd) in 1998, and was named Chief Nuclear Officer in 2004. He was a key player in the dramatic turnaround of ComEd nuclear performance, and the development of Exelon's proprietary Nuclear Management Model, a codification of industry-leading operational, safety, management, regulatory, workforce and financial practices. He became president of Exelon Generation in 2008, with responsibility for Exelon's hydro, coal, natural gas, oil, solar, wind, and landfill gas generating capacity; Exelon Nuclear; and Power Team, Exelon's wholesale power trading organization.
Prior to joining Exelon, Crane served as Browns Ferry nuclear site vice president for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and worked in new plant start-up at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant in Texas and Palo Verde Nuclear Plant in Arizona.
Mr Crane is a member of the board of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and a member of the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute, where he has also served as chairman of the New Plant Oversight Committee, and as a member of the Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee, the Nuclear Fuel Supply Committee, and the Materials Initiative Group. He is chairman of the World Nuclear Association, promoting the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear energy.
Mr Crane studied at New Hampshire Technical College, and attended Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He has held a senior reactor operator certification.